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Review: could Epipen cause Arrhythmia (Arrhythmias)?

Summary: Arrhythmia is found among people who take Epipen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Arthritis.

We study 2,167 people who have side effects while taking Epipen from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Epipen

Epipen has active ingredients of epinephrine. It is often used in anaphylaxis. (latest outcomes from 2,189 Epipen users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, depression, diabetes. (latest reports from 53,541 Arrhythmia patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 2,167 people reported to have side effects when taking Epipen. Among them, 12 people (0.55%) have Arrhythmia.

Trend of Arrhythmia in Epipen reports

Time on Epipen when people have Arrhythmia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arrhythmia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen * :

FemaleMale
Arrhythmia54.55%45.45%

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arrhythmia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%0.00%27.27%54.55%

Severity of Arrhythmia when taking Epipen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Arrhythmia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Arthritis (4 people, 33.33%)
  2. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Fabry's disease (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (6 people, 50.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (5 people, 41.67%)
  3. Digoxin (5 people, 41.67%)
  4. Aspirin (5 people, 41.67%)
  5. Tranxene (4 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have suffered from these afflictions for many years but the balance issue and farigue have severely limited my lice. I fall regularly, use a staff for stability at all times.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • saulnir on Nov, 6, 2014:

    On Monday, 11-3, I took a one and only one time dose of 200 grams of Doxycycline. On Tuesday my doctor found arrhythmia.

    I am also on warfarin.

    Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

    Thanks.

    Saulnir

    Reply

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